Get the competitive edge for your finance career
Over the past decade, changes across the global financial system have created a growing demand for professionals who can define, assess and manage risk.
The Rotman Master of Financial Risk Management is a focused degree designed for quantitatively-strong students eager to hone their skills for the innovation-focused economy.
"Risk management expertise is a critical skill required by all financial institutions. This specialization has never been in greater demand."
- Sonia Baxendale, President and CEO, Global Risk Institute in Financial Services
Offered over ten months, the MFRM program is designed to prepare ambitious recent graduates and young professionals for careers in risk management and finance. All course are developed with practitioner input.
Fast-track into the finance industry
Located just blocks from Canada's business centre and part of the University of Toronto, the Rotman School is ideally positioned to help you connect with top employers. As a student of the program, you’ll work closely with your coach to achieve your career goals, and to develop the self-marketing tools and strategies that will benefit you throughout your professional life.
88% of graduates from the MFRM program (Classes of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) successfully secured employment within 6 months of graduation.
"In terms of the caliber of the class, you just need to look at my fellow students and what they’re doing now. They’re working in some prestigious institutions – the major banks, the central bank and insurance companies. They’re all covered."
- Jie (Jacky) Chen, MFRM '17, Investment Risk Analyst, OP Trust
Master of Financial Risk Management, Class of 2022 profile
MFRM classes consist of students progressing straight from undergraduate studies and early career professionals with a few years of related work experience. All students have a strong quantitative background, with studies in subjects such as business/commerce, engineering and economics. Classes are a mix of domestic students and international student representing a number of countries. A number of international students have previously studied in Canada.
Work experience months
53% of class with work experience
Average undergrad GPA
Not required for admission. Average based on scores from 20% of admitted class.
of class working towards professional designation such as CFA or FRM.
Business/Commerce - 55%
Math - 26%
Engineering - 6%
Accounting - 5%
Economics - 5%
Computer Science - 3%
Engineering - 6%
Welcome to the Rotman community
As part of the Rotman MFRM class, you will find yourself challenged and motivated to excel by the calibre of your classmates — peers who will become your lifelong network of friends and business contacts.
As part of the Rotman family, you will also have opportunities to interact with our powerful network of students and alumni who are working professionals and leaders in the finance community.
Student life begins at Rotman with an orientation event. You'll learn about Rotman, meet your classmates, and get to know what you should expect from your MFRM experience.
Read about MFRM students, alumni and the Rotman School
What is it really like to be part of an MFRM class? Find out by reading about the experiences of current class members and graduates.
"Your classmates are the future leaders of the finance services industry."
- Djordje Calic, MFRM '19, Analyst, Financial Trading, TransCanada